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chandelier

[ shan-dl-eer ]
/ ˌʃæn dlˈɪər /
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noun
a decorative, sometimes ornate, light fixture suspended from a ceiling, usually having branched supports for a number of lights.
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Origin of chandelier

1655–65; <French: literally, something that holds candles; see chandler

OTHER WORDS FROM chandelier

chan·de·liered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chandelier

chandelier
/ (ˌʃændɪˈlɪə) /

noun
an ornamental hanging light with branches and holders for several candles or bulbs

Word Origin for chandelier

C17: from French: candleholder, from Latin candelabrum
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